Friday, June 27, 2008

Mostly Memory

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This was a very active door a few years back, I wonder how many people passing by realize that.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Back to Work

I am back in the studio for a long wonderful spell of working. If I do not post or email, I am still alive, I have water and the occasional bagel, but there is much to do.

There are many small projects but 2 very killer shows for the remainder of the year. In November my collage work will be included in a group show at Black Rat Press and in December, Armsrock and I will assume mind control at Thinkspace Gallery in LA. I will try to post images as they are completed. 

I see the remainder of the year as a great opportunity to refine the work that has been making the circuit the past couple of years.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

ELBOW-TOE online

In the beginning stages of setting up a website, will showcase street works as well as gallery works.


Acrylic on birch with fishing lure, bubble wrap, jute, bottle cap, rubber glove, twigs, ipod headphones, aluminum can and paper.    

Available from the good folks at Thinkspace Gallery.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses Interview

I was honored to be interviewed by Meighan O' Toole over at My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses. When you get a chance check it out, she did an amazing job.

Bombin' Magazine Inteview

So the great folks over at Bombin' interviewed me following the Writer's Strike show.  When you get a chance check it out, he did an amazing job.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Poets of the Paste opens Friday June 13th

I am very honored to be part of what is shaping up to be an amazing show – Poets of the Paste at AdHoc Gallery in Brooklyn. If you can't make it to the opening reception you should definitely make sure you get out to see the work. All four artists have pulled out the stops and taken their work to very exciting places.

Poets of the Paste

June 13th - July 13th, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, June 13th, 2008

Poets of the Paste unites four figurative artists known for their striking images that comment on nature, contemporary society and the everyday lives we live. These artists transform public spaces to moments of private reflection with an emphasis on careful craftsmanship. ELBOW-TOE, Armsrock, Gaia, and Imminent Disaster have left their marks on the urban landscapes, generously giving their talent to the public, to time and to the elements. Now they bring their skills together at Ad Hoc Art; through drawings, stencils, paintings and block prints incorporated onto various media.

49 Bogart Street
Buzzer 22, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: 718.366.2466
Fax: 866.599.7270


Ad Hoc Art is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1PM til 8PM, and by appointment.
(Almost always except when sometimes a little less if we're away on tour or at conferences/events.)


We are located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive coffee shop and Brooklyn's Natural grocery. We are one short block from the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the "L" train. Our front is painted red, you can't miss it.

Google Map:



Take L train to Morgan Avenue stop (6th stop into Brooklyn).
Exit at rear of train (coming from Manhattan) through the Bogart St. exit. When you exit the station you are on Bogart St. Turn Right and walk one block, crossing Seigel, to 49 Bogart.

Mapquest the addy or call us, the streets are screwy out in the wild west (e.g.- Flushing has been under construction for years). We are east of Bushwick Ave., west of Morgan Ave., just norht of Flushing Ave., and south of Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Company You Keep

I had been checking this wall out for well over a year waiting for the right piece. Then I drive by it last week, and what do you know but Swoon and Mr. Stain had recently installed pieces on it. I decided that it would be very interesting to install Icarus here as I could create a triangular composition on the wall due to the height of the install. 

What I like about the wall at the moment is the sparseness of it all. I hope that people will really think about the look of the overall wall if they find it, and if they decide to install pieces that they are mindful of some overall composition, instead of just adding pieces for the sake of getting up.

I was very struck by the fact that from a distance the Icarus piece feels amazingly small, considering that it is 4 x 8 feet.

Drawn, Sanded and Printed

My hands are so screwed right now, I keep getting a cramp in my forearm, but 150 hours of carving later here's the print. I am quite pleased with it, I feel like it really captures a sense of wonder, grace and in the birds's struggle a sense of impending doom. This will most likely be one of the last woodcuts I ever do, as I just don't find the process worth the payoff. I would rather pay to get a large silkscreen made than the amount of hours doing what is essentially a mechanical task.